MBHO - is it the deal it appears to be?
The MBHO name has almost no reputation here in the USA. The only folks who have heard of the company are almost always limited to the same few bits of information; the most common being that MBHO is the supplier of capsules to a few of the most repsected "boutique" mic manufacturers.
But when it comes to MBHO's own mic line, I can't find anyone with personal experience who wants to share his thoughts online.
Without hard facts to go on, we start to assume things like:
"if their capsules are THAT good, the rest of their mics are going to be of comparable quality.'
It only stands to reason; if they make these great capsules, they are not going to match them with some cheap electronics and lousy mechanical bits.
And then you check out their website and notice that their modular series offers a product line similar to the Schoeps modular mics. But if you assemble a basic small D condenser, the total cost comes to about $500ea or $1,000 for a pair. This is substantially less than one half the cost of comparable Schoeps mic.
So, are you getting a high quality microphone for bargain basement prices, or have they failed to produce a complete microphone that lives up to the promise of their capsules?
(PLEASE - I only used the Schoeps name for a price reference, do not jump all over me for comparing apples and oranges. I'm the first to admit that I know nothing about these mics, that's the point of my post.)
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